Windows 10: Medium icon size keeps changing

Discus and support Medium icon size keeps changing in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, Since a couple of days, the medium size icons are displayed as small icons on my desktop and file explorers. The size switches at random times.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by stevend, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. stevend Win User

    Medium icon size keeps changing


    Hello,

    Since a couple of days, the medium size icons are displayed as small icons on my desktop and file explorers.
    The size switches at random times. After a reboot the icons stay fine (medium size) for a while, but then change to small size.

    This always happens for URL shortcuts, but also sometimes for other file types at random.
    In the file explorer, when I change the view option, the "Medium Icons" option shows the exact same icons as the "Small icons" when hovering over the options.

    I cleared the icon cache, but this hasn't solved the issue.

    Don't know what is triggering this behavior. Best guess is that it happens when I save a file to the desktop.
    When I save a PDF for example, it seems that the URL shortcut icons and PDF file icons switch from medium size to small.

    Sometimes, after a while this spontaneous changes back to the correct size. But most of the time a reboot is needed.

    Any ideas? This is pretty annoying.

    Windows version: Windows 10 Home version 1909

    :)
     
    stevend, Mar 10, 2020
    #1
  2. Nit3H8wk Win User

    Desktop icons keep changing to medium size on reboot

    I had my desktop icons set to small but as of today every time i reboot the icons keep changing back to medium size. I am on windows 10 x64.
     
    Nit3H8wk, Mar 10, 2020
    #2
  3. Noela Tum Win User
    Some Google Shortcut Icons appear as empty folders when I choose to display the medium size icon on desktop

    Hello,

    Your desktop icons are an awesome way to keep track of your favorite programs. Since you mentioned that you've successfully updated the icons for your Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Contacts then that means they should be easier to find.

    The Gmail and Google Contact desktop icons doesn't show up with the updated picture when they're viewed in medium size. To resolve the issue, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Where did you download the icons?
    • Can you give us a screenshot of the medium-sized icons on your desktop?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    We'll keep an eye out for your reply.
     
    Noela Tum, Mar 10, 2020
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  4. Yolvi Ell Win User

    Medium icon size keeps changing

    Font and Icon size

    Hi Vickie,

    It's possible that some settings were accidentally changed, affecting your icons and font size. We'd like to learn more about your concern so that we could provide the proper resolution. We just have a few questions for you:

    • Which build version of Windows 10 is on your computer? To check, click
      Start
      , type winver, and press Enter. For example, 14393.1066.
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    As initial recommendation, we suggest following these steps to change the icon size:

    • Right-click on an empty space on your desktop.
    • Select View.
    • Choose Medium icons or Small icons, whichever you prefer more.

    Additionally, you can change the display size of texts and other items by following these steps:

    • Right-click on an empty space on your desktop.
    • Click Display settings.
    • Under Change the size of text, apps, and other items, drag the slider over to 100%.
    • If the slider is already on 100%, click Advanced display settings.
    • Under Resolution, choose the Recommended option from the drop-down choices.

    We'll wait for your response to our questions and the results of the initial troubleshooting.
     
    Yolvi Ell, Mar 10, 2020
    #4
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